John Adams, one of the most revered living classical composers, has claimed that he is blacklisted in his native America and is being followed by the security services.

The 61-year-old musician has accused the United States of being in the grip of a political and moral panic and has complained that he is now grilled by airport immigration officers whenever he flies home because of his controversial reputation.



  1. I’ve heard that before! But I would imagine that the reason he’s grilled by immigration officers is because of his name, which is on the list of “fake names that terrorists might use,” rather than his “controversial reputation” as a composer.

  2. You’d think they’d have a picture of the guy and that that would cause them to know he’s “safe”.

    Ah well … my mother-in-law was pulled aside once. In her 80’s, if I’m remembering correctly. Crazy!